Gemma Carvill, PhD

Northwestern University

Gemma Carvill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Her lab uses genomic technologies to define the molecular basis of epilepsy, including coding and non-coding variants, as well as the development of novel DNA-based biomarkers for this condition. Her group also uses patient-derived stem cell models to study how rare variants in genes involved in epigenetic mechanisms cause epilepsy. Gemma is a recipient of a NIH Pathway to Independence Award in 2014 and the NIH Innovator’s award in 2018. Her independent research was made possible by early career awards from Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), the American Epilepsy Society (AES) and most recently, the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. At Northwestern, Dr. Carvill interfaces with the adult and pediatric clinical teams to expand neurogenetics research and to facilitate genetic diagnoses for more patients and families affected by epilepsy.

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